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October 1, 2013 > Walk on the wild side

Walk on the wild side

By Angela M. Hartman

Celebrate with the Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at our annual Open House event. We are opening our doors to the public on Saturday, October 5, to go behind the scenes and experience how we help rehabilitate hundreds of injured and orphaned wild animals from our community each year. Learn about local wildlife, take a tour, do a nature craft and meet the animals. All ages are welcome!

The center took in many injured and orphaned animals during the 2013 season. Among the wide variety of wildlife were hawks, owls, raccoons, wild rabbits, opossums, squirrels, foxes, wetland wildlife, and many species of California songbirds. Wildlife rehabilitation consists of rescuing and caring for native and non-native California wildlife species that are injured or orphaned. We determine injuries or illnesses, administer basic first aid, provide dietary needs, and offer appropriate housing. Once wildlife in our care has recovered, they are returned to the wild where they belong.

As a volunteer-based, non-profit organization, community and member support makes it possible for us to continue this valuable work year after year; it is greatly appreciated. The Ohlone Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, celebrating its 15th year, invites everyone to visit during our open house.

Got donations? We can use them! Bring them to the Open House event on October 5:
Dishwasher Soap
Laundry Soap and Bleach
Kleenex and Toilet Paper
Dry and Canned Dog and Cat Food
Bird Seed Ð All Kinds
Medium Size Latex Gloves
Frozen Fruit Ð Berries of any kind
Pre-Paid Gas Cards
Hardware Store Gift Cards

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Open House
Saturday, Oct 5
12 Noon - 4 p.m.
37175 Hickory St., Newark
(510) 797-9449
Free admission

Head west towards the Bay on Thornton Ave in Newark, turn left onto Hickory St., drive up Hickory until it dead ends. Drive through the parking lot, look for the green OHS Rehab Center sign and follow the road to the right.

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